2017 Jan 18


An eminent panel of over 40 speakers will be addressing the 10th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum, to be held from 27-29 March 2017 in Fujairah, UAE. Through presentations and roundtable discussions, leading oil and bunker producers, traders, oil majors, terminal operators, refiners, banks, shipowners & classification societies will be sharing their views, analysis and insights on the global bunker and fuel oil market developments, and trends and challenges of the industry.

Under the theme “Driving Transformation Across the Bunkering Supply Chain” key decision makers, thought leaders and marine experts will be discussing the impact/preparation for new sulphur regulations coming in force in 2020, trading & risk management strategies, the challenges of marine fuel quality, legal perspectives of the bunker industry, new environmental regulations and the growth of LNG bunkering. Some of the eminent speakers include Dr Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman , FGE; Mr Christopher Bake, Executive Committee and Head of Origination, Vitol Group, UK; Mr Moradi Azad, VP for International Affairs, Petroleum Products Marketing & Operations, National Iranian Oil Company, Iran; Capt Mousa Morad, General Manager, Port of Fujairah, UAE; Capt Harihar Prasad, MD, McQuilling Partners Inc & Board Member, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Middle East, UAE; Mr Yusr Sultan, MD-Terminals, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), UAE; Mr Cem Saral, Group CEO, Cockett Marine Oil DMCC, UAE, Capt Peter Hall, Chief Executive, International Bunker Industry Association, UK; and Mr Grant Hunter, Chief Officer, Legal & Contractual Affairs, BIMCO, Denmark.

FUJCON is held under the auspices of the Government of Fujairah & the Port of Fujairah, with the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah & Member of the UAE Supreme Council.

The Government of Fujairah spokesperson remarked “The highly successful Fujairah Bunkering Week will once again underscore Fujairah’s global credentials as one of the top three bunkering destinations and crude oil storage hubs. A strategic location with strategic facilities, Fujairah offers state-of-the-art facilities with new oil tanker terminals/berth pipelines, a new LNG terminal, the Dolphin gas pipeline and offshore SPMs, enhancing its efficiency and logistical support of the global crude oil and oil products industry. The hosting of FUJCON affirms the commitment of the Government of Fujairah with the Port of Fujairah as hosts, to provide a fitting platform for an established event on the world bunkering community’s annual calendar. During the course of the conference, the many expert speakers will provide much attention, deliberation and discussions of the industry’s concerns, challenges and successes, allowing an examination of how international regulations can be met and executed for the benefit of the industry & Fujairah’s position in international markets”.

FUJCON 2017 held during the Fujairah Bunkering Week, is a gathering of 400 participants from 40 countries, converging from bunkering, oil storage & allied industries. Attendees will renew new business contacts & forge new alliances over 5 industry events, 12 social functions, 2 site visits and with over 30 hours of networking time.

Four pre-conference workshops from 25-27 March will offer coverage and in-depth analysis on Ship Safety & Pollution, Bunker Operations, Bunker Fuel Supply & Economics and Bunker Fuel Blending, covering the impact of new maritime regulations, while providing great learning opportunities with plenty of case studies, guest presentations and a specially arranged laboratory visit as part of the curriculum.

An offshore site visit arranged for the afternoon of 29 March 2017 and hosted by the Port of Fujairah, will provide attendees an opportunity to visit the Port of Fujairah, its offshore Anchorage & installations, including the Fujairah Oil Tank Terminals and the recently launched VLCC berth.

FUJCON continues to enjoy the support of the authorities and leading companies in the bunker trade community in Fujairah and the region. The Port of Fujairah, Akron Trade & Transport, Aegean Bunkering, Fujairah Oil Terminals, Fujairah Industry Oil Zone, GPS Chemoil, National Bank of Fujairah, Vopak Horizon Fujairah, Veritas Petroleum Services & VTTI Fujairah have taken a high profile at FUJCON 2017. The Forum also enjoys support from key organizations including GTT France, Endress & Hauser, Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre with BIMCO, IBIA, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Middle East, WISTA, UAE Shipping Association, The Nautical Institute UAE Branch, The Society for Gas As A Marine Fuel, The Mission to Seafarers as Endorsers and 15 media sponsors.

Amidst the backdrop of Fujairah’s importance as an international anchorage & crude oil hub, FUJCON 2017 and the Fujairah Bunkering Week will provide an exciting venue for key players to meet and interact with a distinguished array of marine experts & industry leaders addressing the bunkering community.
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